An alien's quest to escape Earth takes him further than he ever thought possible.
Nickolas hates his new life on Earth. Since crashing he has been subject to one disaster after the other. He struggles with the balance between 'being human' and being himself. The humans around him continue to experiment on their captives, forcing them into an Assimilation program, and torturing information from their uncooperative subjects.
When Nickolas refuses to assismilate he is handed over to the beast with the face of a man, a master of torture. He is given one last chance to become a balanced 'human' but, after all the pycholgical damage he refuses to speak or trust anyone.
He believes his barriers impenetrable until a human named Quinn walks into his life. She shows him a new side of humanity and he learns to trust again. He is willing to do anything to protect her, until the underground contacts him. They could be his ticket home, if he is willing to follow their lead. Now he is forced to choose between following the undeground and fighting his way home or Quinn the one person on this world that cares for him.